Jewish Committee Chairmen in US House of Representatives

There is a much higher percentage of Jews in the Senate than in the House, but the new House leadership still has a disproportionate number of Jews in leadership positions. 

Adam Schiff is chairman of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence.

Jerry Nadler is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee

Elliot Engle is chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Nita Lowey is chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.

All of these committees are important in the Democratically controlled House’s opposition to President Trump.  In particular, the Intelligence Committee and the Judiciary Committee are important in the investigation of the President’s loyalty to the United States and his financial transactions, both of which are also being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

The fact that so many Jews are leading the effort to bring down President Trump disturbs me, because it looks like there is a racial or religious component to their oppostion.  It looks to be like Jews have a strained relationship with Trump.  New York is a Jewish city, and there are a lot of Jews in New York real estate, but Trump manage to beat many of them at their own game.  Trump has several Jews who have remained close to him, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller Steven Mnuchin, and Larry Kudlow, but others have left, like Gary Cohn and David Shulkin.  Jewish anchors and commentators at CNN and MSNBC have been particularly vicious in their attacks on Trump, as have Jewish writers and columnists as the New York Times and the Washington Post. 

In addition, through Michael Cohen, Trump was connected to a network of Russian and Ukrainian Jews, according to the New York Times.  Although the news has played up the Russian connection, the Jewish connection may be just as important.  Other shadowy figures, such as the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, the aluminum magnate on whom Trump recently lifted sanctions, according to the Guardian. Deripaska also had ties to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.  The Israeli Newspaper Haaretz published an article entitled, “Know Your Oligarch: A Guide to the Jewish Billionaires in the Trump-Russia Probe.”   It lists Leonard Blavatnik, Andrew Intrater, Alexander Shustorovich, Simon Kukes, and Yuri Milner. 

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